At the current time, material consumption of natural resources is increasing, particularly within Eastern Asia. Countries are also continuing to address challenges regarding air, water and soil pollution.
Since sustainable consumption and production aims at “doing more and better with less,” net welfare gains from economic activities can increase by reducing resource use, degradation and pollution along the whole life cycle, while increasing quality of life.
There also needs to be significant focus on operating on supply chain, involving everyone from producer to final consumer. This includes educating consumers on sustainable consumption and lifestyles, providing them with adequate information through standards and labels and engaging in sustainable public procurement, among others.
01 — NO POVERTYSustainable Development Goal
02 — ZERO HUNGERSustainable Development Goal
03 — GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEINGSustainable Development Goal
04 — QUALITY EDUCATIONSustainable Development Goal
05 — GENDER EQUALITYSustainable Development Goal
06 — CLEAN WATER AND SANITATIONSustainable Development Goal
07 — AFFORDABLE AND CLEAN ENERGYSustainable Development Goal
08 — DECENT WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWTHSustainable Development Goal
09 — INDUSTRY, INNOVATION AND INFRASTRUCTURESustainable Development Goal
10 — REDUCED INEQUALITIESSustainable Development Goal
11 — SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIESSustainable Development Goal
13 — CLIMATE ACTIONSustainable Development Goal
14 — LIFE BELOW WATERSustainable Development Goal
15 — LIFE ON LANDSustainable Development Goal
16 — PEACE, JUSTICE AND STRONG INSTITUTIONSSustainable Development Goal
17 — PARTNERSHIPS FOR THE GOALSSustainable Development Goal